Pentacle drummers help celebrate Sussex Day in Alfriston

Performing in the village centre on Sussex Day.

Performing in the village centre on Sussex Day.

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Sussex Day was celebrated in Alfriston on Sunday June 14 with performances from the Pentacle Drummers, local food and Victorian Fairground Rides.

This is the second year in which the Alfriston Events Team has created an event for the day, which is usually celebrated on June 16.

The day included local food producers, craft and charity stalls which set up around the Tye.

Debbie Exley from Alfriston Events Team said: “A performance area in the middle of the Tye was where the outstanding Hunters Moon Morris Men entertained the crowds along with the Pentacle Drummers and The Honk Projects “Alby and Doris” at different intervals through out the day.

“The beautiful sound of the Southdown Singers could also be heard around the Tye as they sung in the shadows of the Southdowns.

“The rain stayed away and the sun came out as people filled the village to celebrate everything Sussex.”

The date for Sussex Day was chosen because it is St Richard’s Day, the patron saint of Sussex.

It marks the life of St Richard, who was Bishop of Chichester from 1245 until his death in 1253.

Sussex Day was first celebrated in 2007.

The next event the team is planning is the three day Alfriston Festival over the August bank holiday weekend.

Details will appear on the village website www.alfriston-village.co.uk

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